Taking Care of Education: An evaluation of the education of looked after children

Taking Care of Education: An evaluation of the education of looked after children

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Taking Care of Education: An evaluation of the education of looked after children by David Berridge, David Dobel-Ober, Rachel Harker, Ruth Sinclair

Despite developments in policy and practice, the academic outcomes for children and young people who are looked after by local authorities continues to be poorer than for their peers who are not in care.

This book details the evaluation of the Taking Care of Education development project, developing an understanding of the relationship between specific interventions and outcomes for young people. It also identifies ways of developing a culture within local authorities that can effectively promote the educational welfare of looked after children and young people, and concludes by considering the implications of the key findings for policy, practice and research.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781904787174
Publisher: Kingsley, Jessica Publishers
Publication date: 01/01/2004
Pages: 269
Product dimensions: 6.70(w) x 9.60(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

David Berridge is Professor of Child and Family Welfare in the School for Policy Studies at the University of Bristol. He began his career as a residential social worker and has been a researcher for 25 years. He is the author of several books, chapters and articles. David was awarded the OBE in January 2005 for services to children.

Whilst at NCB, Dr Ruth Sinclair developed and managed the extensive research and evaluation programme of NCB. Ruth has many years experience in conducting research on and with children. She has a particular interest in children in public care or in receipt of social care. She is also interested in developing child-centred research approaches that include the views and perspectives of children and involves them as widely as possible in all stages of the research process.

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